So are new cars tested for emissions and fuel consumption


In Europe, all new cars will be tested on the emission of pollutants, CO2 and fuel consumption according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) that the old NEDC test replaces. The new test is so clear and insightful, and the auto industry to protect the interests of the RAI Association is an explanatory animation for consumers.

There are limits to the maximum emissions. In addition, the consumer may cars in a fair way to compare. Until september 1, 2017, all new cars in Europe tested in a laboratory according to the NEDC testing method. In practice, however, showed that the actual fuel consumption and emissions of cars to be much different from the NEDC results.

WLTP method

Therefore, there is now in Europe, the WLTP method, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure. This test gives a more realistic picture of the actual consumption and the emissions of passenger cars. The method of analysis has been drastically modernised and expanded with new variables to make the test more of an average journey in the practice matches. In addition to the WLTP test, the cars are now also on the road-tested.

This Real Driving Emissiontest is referred to the emission of polluting substances in the practice to measure. In the Netherlands this test is important to ensure that we clean the air, to the fuel consumption and the related CO2 emissions are to be measured, and the height of the aanschafbelasting to determine. The more CO2 a car’s emissions, the higher the BPM.

Under the WLTP method includes the measured CO2 values for cars slightly higher. In september 2018, all new cars WLTP tested. In 2019, new BPM tables so that motorists no longer pay tax as a result of the WLTP introduction.

The new tests are an important step to maximize the performance of our fleet and better image. In addition, to help these manufacturers to make cleaner and more fuel-efficient cars to develop. That way, we will all build a sustainable society.